Log Cabin Christmas Tree Quilt PatternThis little foundation (paper) pieced Christmas tree log cabin quilt is made from thirty-six 3" quilt blocks. It finishes at 22-1/2" square (which includes the 1/4" binding around all edges).
Foundation (Paper) PiecingIf foundation piecing is a new technique for you, read Foundation Piecing Basics before you begin.
I like temporary foundations (which are removed after blocks are assembled), but log cabin quilt blocks are perfect for permanent versions (which are never removed). They add depth to blocks and non-woven permanent templates help eliminate stretch.
Plan to machine quilt, since log cabin quilts (even without an extra foundation layer) have plenty of bulk from closely spaced seam allowances.
MaterialsGreen: 2-1/2 yards
One very mottled fabric or a wide variety of green prints.
Background: 2-5/8 yards
One print fabric or a wide variety of neutral prints. Includes enough for border.
Dark brown: 1/8 yard
Binding: about 105 running inches of doublefold binding to finish at 1/4"
Backing & Batting: About 30" square each
For a Larger QuiltRemove the outermost line from templates and scale them to any size you wish. Replace the line by drawing a box around the new templates; box edges should be exactly 1/4" from each side of the template.
Adjust yardages and strip size to suit the new template (add about 1/2" to the finished log with and center square size).